Routledge Methodist Studies Series

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Editorial Board: Ted A. Campbell, David N. Hempton, Priscilla Pope-Levison, Martin Wellings and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Methodism remains one of the largest denominations in the USA and is growing in South America, Africa and Asia (especially in Korea and China). This series spans Methodist history and theology, exploring its success as a movement historically and in its global expansion. Books in the series will look particularly at features within Methodism which attract wide interest, including: the unique position of the Wesleys; the prominent role of women and minorities in Methodism; the interaction between Methodism and politics; the ‘Methodist conscience’ and its motivation for temperance and pacifist movements; the wide range of Pentecostal, holiness and evangelical movements; and the interaction of Methodism with different cultures.

  • The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns book cover

    The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns

    1st Edition

    By Julie A. Lunn

    Sanctification is a central theme in the theology of both John and Charles Wesley. However, while John’s theology of sanctification has received much scholarly attention, significantly less has been paid to Charles’ views on the subject. This book redresses this imbalance by using Charles’ many…

    Hardback – 2018-12-05
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  • Wesley and Aldersgate: Interpreting Conversion Narratives book cover

    Wesley and Aldersgate

    Interpreting Conversion Narratives, 1st Edition

    By Mark K. Olson

    Despite being widely recognized as John Wesley’s key moment of Christian conversion, Aldersgate has continued to mystify regarding its exact meaning and significance to Wesley personally. This book brings clarity to the impact this event had on Wesley over the course of his lifetime by closely…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
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  • Methodist Worship: Mediating the Wesleyan Liturgical Heritage book cover

    Methodist Worship

    Mediating the Wesleyan Liturgical Heritage, 1st Edition

    By R. Matthew Sigler

    What makes Methodist worship "Methodist" or "Wesleyan?" How do Methodists evaluate emerging forms of worship in light of their own liturgical heritage? This book considers these questions by bringing to light the work and significance of three Methodist liturgists who have until now received…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Women Pioneers in Continental European Methodism, 1869-1939 book cover

    Women Pioneers in Continental European Methodism, 1869-1939

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul W. Chilcote, Ulrike Schuler

    Despite the fact that women are often mentioned as having played instrumental roles in the establishment of Methodism on the Continent of Europe, very little detail concerning the women has ever been provided to add texture to this historical tapestry. This book of essays redresses this by…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25
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  • Wesleyan-Holiness Churches in Australia: Hallelujah under the Southern Cross book cover

    Wesleyan-Holiness Churches in Australia

    Hallelujah under the Southern Cross, 1st Edition

    By Glen O'Brien

    Most Wesleyan-Holiness churches started in the US, developing out of the Methodist roots of the nineteenth-century Holiness Movement. The American origins of the Holiness movement have been charted in some depth, but there is currently little detail on how it developed outside of the US. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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  • Methodism in Australia: A History book cover

    Methodism in Australia

    A History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Glen O'Brien, Hilary M. Carey

    Methodism has played a major role in all areas of public life in Australia but has been particularly significant for its influence on education, social welfare, missions to Aboriginal people and the Pacific Islands and the role of women. Drawing together a team of historical experts, Methodism in…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature book cover

    John Wesley, Practical Divinity and the Defence of Literature

    1st Edition

    By Emma Salgård Cunha

    John Wesley (1703–1791), leader of British Methodism, was one of the most prolific literary figures of the eighteenth century, responsible for creating and disseminating a massive corpus of religious literature and for instigating a sophisticated programme of reading, writing and publishing within…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
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  • John Wesley and the Education of Children: Gender, Class and Piety book cover

    John Wesley and the Education of Children

    Gender, Class and Piety, 1st Edition

    By Linda A. Ryan

    Scholars have historically associated John Wesley’s educational endeavours with the boarding school he established at Kingswood, near Bristol, in 1746. However, his educational endeavours extended well beyond that single institution, even to non-Methodist educational programmes. This book sets out…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06
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  • Methodist Heritage and Identity book cover

    Methodist Heritage and Identity

    1st Edition

    By Brian E. Beck

    Brian Beck has had a long and distinguished career in Methodist studies, having additionally served as President of the UK Methodist Conference and helped lead the international Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. This book is the first time that Beck’s seminal work on Methodism has…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25
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  • Image, Identity and John Wesley: A Study in Portraiture book cover

    Image, Identity and John Wesley

    A Study in Portraiture, 1st Edition

    By Peter S. Forsaith

    The face of John Wesley (1703–91), the Methodist leader, became one of the most familiar images in the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds through the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After the dozen or so painted portraits made during his lifetime came numbers of posthumous…

    Hardback – 2017-08-21
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  • British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience book cover

    British Methodist Hymnody

    Theology, Heritage, and Experience, 1st Edition

    By Martin V. Clarke

    Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism’s theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns has traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism’s emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27
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  • The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England book cover

    The Narrative of the Good Death

    The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England, 1st Edition

    By Mary Riso

    The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when on the threshold of death, and death not taking place in isolation. Evangelicalism…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996 book cover

    Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

    1st Edition

    By John Pritchard

    The twentieth century saw the spectacular growth of Christianity in much of the global south, the transformation of mission fields into self-governing Churches, schemes of church union (some successful, others abortive), evolving attitudes to other faiths and significant Christian engagement with…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900 book cover

    Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

    1st Edition

    By John Pritchard

    Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and over-ambitious targets, a well-organized and supported Wesleyan Society developed. Smaller…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • John Wesley's Pneumatology: Perceptible Inspiration book cover

    John Wesley's Pneumatology

    Perceptible Inspiration, 1st Edition

    By Joseph W. Cunningham

    Perceptible inspiration, a term used by John Wesley to describe the complicated relationship between Holy Spirit, religious knowledge, and the nature of spiritual being, is not unlike the term 'Methodist' which was also coined by critics of Methodism during the eighteenth century in Britain. John…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Gibson, Peter Forsaith, Martin Wellings

    As a religious and social phenomenon Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology. Methodist energy and vitality have intrigued, and continue to fascinate scholars. This Companion brings together a team of respected international scholars…

    Hardback – 2013-02-28
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